Curtains have been allowed to lift since Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s stay-at-home order ended in late May.
But local theaters are still figuring out how to do so safely. And the ones that have opened are struggling to convince audiences to take a seat.
"People are not buying tickets," said J Basham, owner of The Crown Uptown Theatre in Wichita.
The Crown reopened in early June. To keep the audience safe, the theater cut its capacity in half. But even with fewer seats, Basham says he’s not filling them.